Welcome to Book Mountain
December 6, 2012
We know you like books, because, well, you’re here. We also you like weird stuff, because, well, you’re here. Behold, Book Mountain!
No, it’s not Disneyland’s latest mountain-themed attraction but literary hounds might consider it the Happiest Place on Earth. You won’t find any bobsleds or animatronic animals at Bibliotheek Spijkenisse, the new public library located outside of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, but you will find books. Lots of ‘em.
Dubbed “Book Mountain” by its creators at the Dutch design firm MVRDV, this temple of tomes features over 70,000 titles and what could be the world’s biggest bookcase. The library opened earlier this fall.
It’s an architectural marvel that’s drawn headlines from around the world. On the outside, the library looks like a glass pyramid. Inside, bookworms can search for works across five floors or grab a cup of coffee in a cafe located on the apex.